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Bill Nye: "Science is political...if a country stops innovating, it will not be able to compete."


Oh My: Der Spiegel Cover

Six Different Administrations...

TRUMP blames calendar-He's Really at 60 Days NOT 100. As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!"


Science March - "Alternative Cat"

The New Yorker-March For Science

Warren to NewYorker: She's seen convincing evidence Russia hacked into US systems to influence elec.

E. Warren tells @NewYorker she's seen convincing evidence Russia hacked into US systems to influence the election


"Work It, Baby..."

Wow, must be rough to be denied a seat you expected to receive


United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not become chairman of the company next year as was previously planned, according to a Friday SEC filing.

Munoz initiated the change in his employment contract that would have allowed him to assume the position in 2018, a United spokesperson told Business Insider.

Munoz has left "future
determinations related to the Chairman position to the discretion of the Board," according to the regulatory filing.

Munoz came under fire in early April for his response to the forcible removal of a passenger from a United flight. Munoz apologized to the customer, David Dao, after first issuing two poorly-received statements that referred to the passenger as "disruptive" and "belligerent


The Founding Fathers weren't amateurs


The men who freed this country from King George and then went on to forge a new nation were intellectual elites, the educated inheritors of The Renaissance and products of the Early Modern Age. They were able to create a new government because they were experts in government, educated in war and politics and science and religion and economics and social structures and all the hundreds of other things it takes to build a nation instead of tear one down.

Unlike their foolish descendants, the Founders knew that liberty and democracy and good government take far more than shallow patriotism.

Good government takes intellect, education, experience, curiosity, and a willingness to surround leadership with expert advice and support.

More than anything, it takes the cultivation of intelligence instead of pandering to the lowest common denominator.

Myths are important to a nation, but a firm appreciation of actual history serves a free people to far greater effect.

There is no virtue in ignorance.

And amateurs make for a lousy republic.

If you want a better nation, if you want better leaders, you have to be better citizens.

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